Hatred never ceases by hatred; by love alone is it healed. This is the ancient and eternal law.
-Buddha’s Little Instruction Book by Jack Kornfield (find it here).
It’s Valentine’s Day again. Sure, it’s become a day of splurging on greeting cards, flowers, chocolates, etc, to show our romantic love for our partners. But, I hope on this day of celebrating love we can remember to show some love for all of humanity too. There seems to be a shortage of love lately.
In this increasingly divisive climate of fear, anger, and hatred, let’s all pause and remember to treat each other with compassion. Let’s treat each other like the humans we all are. Let’s honor our differences rather than attacking each other for them. Let’s stop fearing each other, for we are all people who love, and are loved. And there is no fear in love.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.